The Day The Lady Died” by Frank O’Hara is from the book Lunch Poems. O’Hara wrote this book to convey a sense of his daily life. Consider the way the poem incorporates other characters from the speaker’s life, as well as the scenery the speaker encounters through the day. The poem also, of course, includes a death, which stands in sharp contrast to the mundanity of the rest of the poem.

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